Originally Posted by 99MazdaB4000
LOL yeah, the mechanics are like WTF mate?
"oh no,not another one of them rotary trucks!"
Funny story about our local Ford dealer.
When I had my 88 RX7, it was a GX base model. Non turbo,no power options and no power steering. When I bought it, I took it home and began to fix little things with it before I took it in for a safety and emissions inspection. I did an oil change right before I took it to the garage and dropped it off.
I got a call back a couple hours later from the Ford dealer telling me they inspected the car and it failed because they couldn't start it and also said I had a leak in my power steering pump.
Hmm,that's funny. That car didn't even have power steering to begin with,so how could my pump be leaking? When I showed up I asked the mechanic to show me this leak and he points down to the steering rack,which is most obviously a manual rack & pinion rack without a pump,belt and pulley or any lines in slight, yet there's a slight dribble of oil down the side of the engine block and onto the steering rack.
Well,that "power steering fluid leak" was actually just some oil that I had spilled while refilling the engine oil and it dripped down the side of the engine onto the steering rack.
Then he said "we couldn't get the car to start. it cranks,but wont fire." I was like "well you flooded it." So I go and take a spark plug out and crank it over a couple times and put the plug back in and start it up and had it running no problem and the guy was like
Pretty funny when a 17 yr old kid tells a licenced mechanic that the car doesnt have power steering and has to start the car for him. LOL